Today we take a look at some really fun fashion watches that are currently available at Best Buy. Whether it’s Men’s Watches you’re after, or Women’s Watches, Best Buy has you covered with a multitude of attractive Fall options from a variety of popular brands. For a general discussion of what constitutes a fashion watch (along with a look at a few examples that I personally find very interesting), just keep on reading.
What are Fashion Watches?
Fashion watches tend to be brand name watches (sometimes named after designers, such as Kenneth Cole) that tailor their designs to the latest fashion trends and popular styles. They typically run on highly accurate Quartz movements and are often characterized by minimalist (frequently elegant) designs. In recent years, trends have tended towards larger sizes and the use of a variety of materials and colours. In fact, there is so much variety in the current world of fashion watches that you can practically have any style or design that you can imagine. In other words, if you can visualize it, it probably exists somewhere.
What fashion watches typically are not are mechanical and automatic watches that tend to have more credibility among collectors and enthusiasts due to their nature as purely mechanical devices. However, most people do not necessarily need a mechanical timepiece. Although fun and appealing in their own right, mechanical watches require more care than their Quartz counterparts, and they run the gamut from very affordable to extremely expensive. Most people that are into mechanical watches value them largely for their old-world ingenuity, although they are not nearly as accurate as Quartz based pieces.
If your main reason for wanting a watch is as a daily wear timepiece that will help you to get to work on time and not be late for meetings, a Quartz based movement is likely all you require (and mostly likely your best bet). If you also like to match your watches to outfits and try to keep up a spiffy appearance, a fashion watch might be the most reasonable option for you. Many people like to own a few different watches so that they’ll have a piece for every occasion. This, of course, is a personal decision and not at all necessary for everyone. If you choose the watch (or watches) you like and enjoy them for what they are, you really can’t go wrong.
Men’s Fashion Watches
The first example of a stylish men’s watch that I’d like to show off is the Bulova Diamonds 40mm Men’s Analog Dress Watch with Hand Set Diamonds. This 3-hand, silver and gold-toned piece may be a bit bold for some, but if you’ve got the spirit to pull it off, you’re probably going to be the life of the party! With its combination of Roman numerals and 8 individual hand-set diamonds to mark the hour positions against its rich, blue dial, this watch demands to be seen. Also featuring a stainless steel case and bracelet, a 40mm diameter, 30m of water resistance (not for swimming!!), and a date complication at the 6 O’clock position, this watch is as functional as it is fun!
Also on the men’s side of the ledger is the Kenneth Cole Genuine Diamond 40mm Men’s Dress Watch. This fully stainless steel watch features a 40mm case diameter, 30 metres of water resistance (do not swim while wearing this watch!!), a mineral glass crystal, a stylish black dial with gold-toned hands and hour markers, and a diamond to mark the 12 O’clock position. This is a really cool looking watch with a style that suits casual, daily wear, as well as more formal occasions. Its 40mm size is well suited to most wrists, and its sporty look makes it perfect for the down-to-Earth guy. Truth be told, I actually like this one a whole lot more than the Bulova above due to its more laid back design.
Women’s Fashion Watches
On the ladies side of the aisle, they don’t come much more stylish than this Fossil Jacqueline 36mm Women’s Analog Fashion Watch. Smart and sophisticated, this watch features a 36mm stainless steel case (in Rose Gold tone) on a blue leather strap that’s both supple and durable. Battery powered and regulated by Quartz, this watch won’t just have you looking good, but it’ll also keep you on time for all your important appointments without requiring a lot of upkeep. With 30m of water resistance, this piece is not suitable for swimming or diving. However, with the style and simplicity it exudes, you won’t be tempted to treat it as a tool watch anyway. This watch is all sophistication and elegance!
Another fine example of an exceptional ladies fashion watch is the Bulova Women’s Analog Dress Watch With Swarovski Crystal Bezel. This absolute stunner features highly accurate Quartz timekeeping, a 38mm stainless steel case (in Rose Gold tone), 3 subdials on the face (one for the day, one for the date, and a 24 hour clock), luminous hands for easy visibility at night, 30m of water resistance (don’t take it swimming!!), and 121 hand-set Swarovski crystals for some serious bling. If a brilliant and elegant ladies timepiece is what you’re after, this Bulova can’t be beat!
Finally there’s the Citizen Quartz 26mm Women’s Dress Watch with Swarovski Crystals. If timeless and classic are your style, you’ll love this truly exceptional timepiece. With its 26mm stainless steel case and Swarovski crystal adorned black dial, this watch is unique and elegant—and suitable for most any occasion. Whether you choose to wear it in a business setting, for a formal gathering, or during a casual encounter, this Citizen is always at home. Look like a million bucks at a fraction of the cost and enjoy Citizen’s innovative Eco-Drive Quartz movement, which is solar powered and guaranteed to keep you running on time! Of the three ladies watches I’ve shown here today, I believe this is my favourite!
As you can see, beautiful and highly functional fashion watches are extremely easy to find at Best Buy. Unfortunately, there are far too many excellent models for me to cover in a single post. All the more reason for you to go ahead and check a few of them out for yourself. Happy hunting!